AEDC blames power outages in Abuja on vandalism of infrastructure
The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has blamed the recent power outages plaguing some areas of the Federal capital on vandalism to its infrastructure.
This was disclosed in a statement by its Chief Marketing Officer, Mr Donald Etim, on Friday, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.
This comes as the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) also blamed poor power supply in the country on infrastructure vandalism to some gas power plants.
It said, “While we are working to optimally deploy the low power AEDC is being allocated daily in recent days, please be informed that we are also experiencing cases of serious vandalism around our network.
“Specifically, in our Wuye Substation and Utako Substation in FCT, causing outages in those areas and environs.
It said that for the Wuye 2 Injection Substation, areas affected are NNPC Quarters, Cosgrove Estate, Reuben Okoye Street, Pius Ayim Street, Tambuwal Street, Shafa Filling station, Nation Wide Estate, DSS Quarters, Idris Gidado and its environs
Meanwhile, for its B6 Injection Substation, areas affected are Anthony Enahoro Street, National Assembly Commission, Ministry of Environment Annex, Aneio Hotel, KANEM Suites, Peace Park, the Inuwa Wada Close, S.O. Williams Close, JMG Generators, Custom Quarters, Glory Estate, Dove Estate, Utako Market, IBM Haruna Street, TOS Benson Street, Alibro Plaza, Chisco Transport, and environs.
The company says its engineers are on operating sites and working to fix the issues and appeal for calm.